Newly discovered tomb in Egypt looks freshly painted despite being 4,000 years old
It's 4,000 years old - but this newly discovered tomb in Egypt sure doesn't show its age!
Egyptian officials were thrilled to reveal the remarkably well-preserved tomb, which was found in a massive necropolis at Saqqara, south of Cairo this week. Named "one of the most exciting discoveries ever in the area" by Mostafa Waziri of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, officials are said to believe its contents will shed light on Pharoah Djedkare Isesi, who reigned for 40 years.
But it certainly wasn't only the monument's history that impressed - the crypt stunned audiences with its near-perfectly preserved murals and dazzling colours that made it look like it was just built and painted yesterday. Check out the stunning pictures here.
Authorities believe the last resting place belongs to a man named Khuwy, a dignitary from the Fifth Dynasty, which spanned the 25th to the 24th centuries BCE
If this is the case, it raises intriguing questions about Khuwy's standing and relationship with Pharoah Isesi
The pharaoh's pyramid is not far from where the tomb was discovered, leading some to suggest Khuwy may have been related to the most important and powerful person in the kingdom
Egypt's antiquities minister, Khaled al-Enani provided foreign ambassadors with a tour of the find recently and the ministry let out photos and video footage to the public this week
According to an official video, the tomb stands out for its unusual layout which reflects the leader's reforms of state administration and funerary cults
Have a look around in this video and enjoy the beauty!
And if you're keen to learn more about recent discoveries, check out this mysterious black sarcophagus found buried 16 feet below the ground in July 2018
Find out more about what they found inside the sarcophagus here.